“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever shall believe in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
We all know this verse by heart. Actually John 3:16 is the most well-known verse in the entire bible by Christians and non-Christians alike. The verse is pretty straight forward. God gave us Jesus. But what if we could take this verse and the understanding of what Jesus accomplished through His life, death and resurrection and apply it to our lives in order for us to live extraordinarily today?
Jesus accomplished everything for humanity when He rose from the dead after His crucifixion. That’s why when He was hanging on the cross He said “It is finished.” He has finished His part of securing everything for us. Now, you and I get to uphold our end of the bargain and we get to use the power He released to us through His name to bring restoration to the world.
The book of Acts quotes the prophet Joel when it says,
‘In the last days,’ God says,
‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Your young men will see visions,
and your old men will dream dreams. In those days I will pour out my Spirit
even on my servants—men and women alike—
and they will prophesy…. (Acts 2:17-19 NLT)
So how do we live an extraordinary life?
We allow the Holy Spirit to manifest Himself thru our lives. We develop a partnership of moving in step with what He shows us. We allow Him to speak through our lives to others.
What I’ve always loved about this verse is the part about dreaming. It says “Your old men will dream dreams…” I believe that dreaming dreams is not something only reserved for a specific age group but that God is inspiring all of us as believers to dream dreams. Dreams are not meant to stay dreams. Dreams are meant for coming true and then starting over with newly inspired dreams and walking those out too!
So I’ll ask you a question, “what are you dreaming about? God is calling us to live extraordinary, to dream big dreams and set out on adventures in partnership with Him!
Spend time with God. Ask Him to reveal the dreams He has placed within you. Get ready for some amazing adventures with Him as you walk it out one step at a time!
Remember, Jesus accomplished everything for your life on the cross. Because of Jesus we can dare to live out our dreams and see them become a reality!
I call you blessed,
Rev. Jen Tringale